LeCrae and KB on the Faithlife Study Bible

Unashamed Tour“Being able to not only have your Bible right there, but to have all types of different tools and resources sitting in the palm of your hand gives you an endless amount of time to grow in your faith and grow in the Word.”—LeCrae on the Faithlife Study Bible

The Unashamed Tour has brought Christian hip-hop artists KB, LeCrae, and others from the 116 Clique around the United States. They’ve traveled from New York to Chicago to Seattle, with more stops to come, playing for sold-out crowds.

KB and Lecrae share a mission—to preach the Gospel through their music.  Influential figures in urban culture, they focus on bringing the message of God to all they meet. This calling to be cultural missionaries manifests itself through their music.

The Power of Bible Study

Both men are passionate about Bible study, which is central to their music. They stress the importance of having context to bring to the Word. When delving into Scripture, they try to understand the author’s original intent. Knowing the culture and history behind the text is key to comprehending what’s being said.

That’s why they’re using the Faithlife Study Bible to do their biblical research. The FSB’s three layers of study notes, images and infographics, and incredible mobility make it the perfect on-tour study tool.

So what are you waiting for? Find out why LeCrae and KB are so excited about the Faithlife Study Bible—unlock it for free today!

Don’t Forget: You’re in Charge of Our Black Friday Deals!

This year, our Black Friday Like-athon is putting you in charge of our Black Friday sales, and the products you’re interested in are rising to the top. So far, there have been over 4,000 Likes across Logos.com.

If you haven’t had a chance to Like all the products you want to see in the Black Friday sale, don’t wait—there’s a limited time left to have your Likes count toward Black Friday savings. So check in with your family, friends, online social networks and encourage them to get their Like in, too. For every 1,500 Likes, we’ll drop the prices on some of the most Liked products!

Getting involved is as simple as going to your favorite products’ pages, finding the Like button beneath the product image, and pressing it.That’s it! The more an item’s liked, the better its chances to end up as part of the Black Friday sale.

We’ll be starting the Black Friday discounts November 21 to give you a few more days to save. If you want to hear when your special deals are released, sign up for the Black Friday email list today. Not only will the deals be sent directly to your inbox—you’ll also receive an exclusive post–Black Friday special. Sign up now!

*Base packages, Pre-Pub products, and Community Pricing resources will not be included in this sale. Discounts will vary based on publisher agreements.

Glance inside the Pastorum Series Collection

Enrich your preaching and enhance your sermon and worship planning with the Logos Pastorum Series. Now available as a seven-volume collection at a great price, the Pastorum Series collection will save you 23 percent off the regular price. We can’t begin to tell how much time it will save you.

The Pastorum Series offers pastors two types of resources: sourcebooks and sermon helps.

The sourcebooks, 300 Quotations for Preachers and 400 Prayers for Preachers, make it easy for you to find an appropriate prayer or quotation to use during a service or for any number of other occasions. Here’s a look at what you’ll find in the Quotations volume. The Prayers volume is organized in the same way.

 The Necessity of Depending on God

Genesis 17:1; Psalm 62:7; Isaiah 50:10; Hosea 12:6

Preaching Theme: Faith

“There is no other method of living piously and justly, than that of depending upon God.”—John Calvin

“Jesus Is Our Divinest Symbol”

Colossians 1:15–17

Preaching Theme: Jesus

“Jesus is our divinest symbol. Higher has the human thought not yet reached. A symbol of quite perennial, infinite character: whose significance will ever demand to be anew inquired into and anew made manifest.”—Thomas Carlyle

The sermon helps, the Study, Apply, Share series, empower you to jumpstart your sermon- and worship-planning process. They go through a biblical book passage by passage, prompting you with questions to dig deeper into the text and helping you make the most of your Logos library through links to relevant discussions. Application points, worship service ideas, and professionally designed slides make it easy for you to share information on words and themes in that book. Let’s take a look at the Study and Apply sections of Luke 5:12–16:

Luke 5:12–16

Study

  • What is leprosy, and what cultural stigma did it carry?
    • Luke 5:12 | The New American Commentary: Luke
  • What does the leper’s posture and address tell us about his view of Jesus?
    • Luke 5:12 | Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: Luke 1:1–9:50
  • Why is it significant that Jesus touched the leper before He healed him?
    • Luke 5:13 | Holman New Testament Commentary: Luke
  • Why did Jesus charge the man to stay silent about his cleansing?
    • Luke 5:14 | The Interpretation of St. Luke’s Gospel

Apply

Preaching Theme: God’s Mercy

Leprosy was a painful disease that rendered a person ceremonially unclean. Jesus’ compassion led Him to touch this leper and heal him, restoring his health as well as his status in the community. Do you see others’ pain? May God open our eyes to see when others are hurting, and let us put our compassion into action by helping them.

Preaching Theme: Jesus’ Miracles

The leper showed that he trusted in Jesus by falling on his face before Him. He acknowledged Jesus’ ability to make him clean and Jesus’ right to exercise that ability. Sometimes Christians wrongly assume that God only worked miracles during biblical times. Do you believe that God still performs miracles? Let us follow the leper’s example by approaching the Lord and saying, “If you are willing, you can.”

Share

Preaching Theme: God’s Mercy

Worship Service Idea: Consider holding an interview in front of the congregation with a member who exhibits compassion.

Preaching Theme: Jesus’ Miracles

Worship Service Idea: Consider a short drama or skit that depicts Jesus’ miracle of healing the leper.

The Pastorum Series collection includes the following titles:

Save time and money. Buy all seven volumes individually, and you’ll spend $199.65. Save $30 by purchasing the complete series now at the Pre-Pub price of $169.95.

Logos 5: Find All References to a Biblical Person with Clause Search

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

My favorite new feature in Logos 5 is probably the tagging of referents in the reverse interlinear. Here’s what I mean. Suppose you want to conduct a thorough biographical study of Timothy, so you search the Bible for every occurrence of the word Timothy. This, of course, finds the word Timothy, but what if he’s referred to as brother, disciple, or son? A simple word search doesn’t find these references—until now in Logos 5.

A Logos research team has manually tagged the BIble’s pronouns and linguistic expressions, pointing them to the correct people, places, and things. Three cheers for this team! This means you can now find all references to the man Timothy, regardless of the words used.

Here are a couple of ways to see this incredible tagging in action:

Biblical People

  • Choose Tools | Bible Facts (Biblical People, Places, and Things have been combined into one tool).
  • Type Timothy in the reference box. (A)
  • Select Timothy from the dropdown list to generate the report.
  • Notice, in the left sidebar (which replaces the top ribbon in Logos 4), the section called Referred to As. (B)

Referred to As displays all the references to the man Timothy, not the word Timothy.

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Clause Search

  • Click the Search icon.
  • Select Clause (A) as the search type.
  • Select All Passages (B) and the Lexham Greek-English Interlinear (C) from the dropdown lists.
  • Select Person Anywhere in Clause (D) from the examples list to place that search string in the Find box.
  • Change, in the Find box, the word Moses to Timothy (E).
  • Press the Enter key to generate the search.

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Again, here are all the verses that mention the man Timothy, not the word Timothy!

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Free Book of the Month: John Darby’s Genesis to 2 Chronicles

“To see classical dispensationalist theology at its best, one must read Darby . . .”—Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

John Nelson Darby’s Synopsis of the Books of the Bible: Genesis to 2 Chronicles is November’s Free Book of the Month!

Darby was a London-born deacon in the Church of England who traveled extensively. He delivered a series of lectures in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1837, and made seven visits to the United States and Canada, where he influenced such individuals as Dwight Moody and A. J. Gordon and initiated the Bible conference movement. Darby’s influence also appears in the writings of C. I. ScofieldCharles Henry Mackintosh, and William E. Blackstone, whose writings contributed to the rise of fundamentalism in America during the early twentieth century. More recently, Darby’s impact can be felt in books by Hal Lindsay, Tim LaHaye, and Jerry Jenkins.

You can get Darby’s book—part of the five-volume Synopsis of the Books of the Bible—free through the end of November, and when you visit the Free Book of the Month page, you can enter to win the entire collection.

Visit the Free Book of the Month page now to get your free book and enter the giveaway!

Connect Your Study to a World of Knowledge

As a pastor or ministry leader, you devote much of your time to the practical, day-to-day needs of your congregation—a long way from the peace and quiet of a seminary library or the stimulating company of fellow theologians. Logos’ new Lexham Bible Guides invite you back into the on-going conversation about Scripture.

New releases on Ruth and Jonah have been added to the Lexham Bible Guides series. In addition to an overview and outline of each passage, these study books feature several innovate elements. They—

  • Organize all the research on each literary unit of Scripture.
  • Illuminate difficult and obscure passages, making passages more accessible for teaching or further study.
  • Provide comprehensive coverage that’s easy to use and elegantly organized. It addresses both biblical and theological issues—not just one or the other.
  • Annotate the differing opinions of top scholars and links you directly to their works’ most relevant passages.

When time is short, the Lexham Bible Guides provide a convenient summary of each biblical passage and its related historical and theological issues—so you can get back to the work of pastoral ministry. But they also make it possible to deepen your knowledge of Scripture, enrich your sermons, and keep up with the most recent biblical research.

Created by Logos’ Bible reference team, the Lexham Bible Guides summarize all the relevant research and commentary on a given passage—the best biblical content currently available—in one place. Each guide presents a broad range of theological perspectives, both familiar and challenging, for you to consider in your study.

Combining the best features of a printed commentary and an annotated bibliography, the Lexham Bible Guides take advantage of digital resources in your Logos library. You don’t have to wander the stacks of a library or flip through the pages of an index. With one click, the guides connect you instantly to relevant details, the most recent scholarship, and new research topics in your Logos library.

Join the conversation. Expand your knowledge, and sharpen your understanding of these Old Testament books. Pre-order the Lexham Bible Guide: Ruth and Lexham Bible Guide: Jonah, along with the volume for Genesis 1–11, now and get them at the low introductory price!

Visit Us on the Seattle Stop of the Unashamed Tour!

We’re extremely proud to be part of the 2012 Unashamed Tour. With artists like Lecrae, KB, and Trip Lee, you know this tour’s going to be packed with encouraging ministry and powerful hip-hop.

If you’re going to be at tonight’s show (11/8/12) at the Showbox in Seattle, make sure you drop by our booth! We’ll be there presenting our brand-new Logos 5 software. You’ll see just how exciting deep Bible study can be when you check out the latest version of our award-winning software.

Not in the Seattle area? Check out other dates on the Unashamed Tour. If you love big beats and strong rhymes, you’re going to want to experience them with people who share your passion for ministry.

But if you’re coming to the show tonight, we’d love to see you! Come visit our booth and check out Logos 5. Then join ReachLife Ministries’ Faithlife group to keep up with the Unashamed community.

Studies in Faithful Living Patriarchs Collection: Complete Church Curriculum

Equip your entire church or small group with 24 weeks of study material exploring the origins of our faith with the Studies in Faithful Living Patriarchs Collection: Complete Church Curriculum. Now until December 5, this three-volume collection is available at the Pre-Pub price of $224.95—over 15% off the retail price.

The patriarchs are not only the first to walk in covenant with God—they are examples for us today showing that God’s love is based on his faithfulness, not ours. Abraham often stumbled in his walk with God, even repeating mistakes along the way. He often tried to find his own solution as he struggled to accept God’s timing. Abraham’s son Isaac transferred the covenant from one generation to the next. And Isaac’s son Jacob insisted on taking control of his own life, often tricking others—even his brother and father—to get his own way. Jacob wrestled with trusting God on God’s terms, but when God showed himself faithful, Jacob became the father of a nation. Among Jacob’s 12 sons, Joseph was God’s choice to continue the covenant, though his father’s favoritism and his brothers’ scheming threatened to ruin them all. God took actions that were meant for evil and used them for good, just as he does in our lives today.

As we walk alongside these men, we see how much their struggles resemble our own, and we learn how their faith is relevant for us today. This all-in-one curriculum package has all the resources you need for six full months of exploring Scripture together:

  • Preaching resources and sermon outlines for pastors and teachers
  • Videos, customizable slides, and media
  • Discussion guides and videos for small group leaders
  • Bulletin inserts and handouts for the entire congregation
  • An individual book, available separately, for members of the congregation and small groups to study during the week

When you order the Studies in Faithful Living Patriarchs Collection: Complete Church Curriculum, Abraham: Following God’s Promise will download immediately when orders are processed. The remaining studies, Jacob: Discerning God’s Promise and Joseph: Understanding God’s Purpose, will download automatically as they are released. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the entire collection at the Pre-Pub price!

Top 5 Reasons to Earn Your Knox MACCS

Knox Theological Seminary’s new Master of Arts (Christian and Classical Studies) equips you for modern ministry with the Great Books’ classical training. This MA, unparalleled by that of any other seminary in the world, is supremely relevant to Western ministry. And it’s fully online, so you can study anywhere. Here’s why the MACCS matters:

  1. You’ll engage Western culture by exploring its defining literary and philosophical works.
  2. You’ll follow Christian doctrinal development through ancient, medieval, and modern times.
  3. You’ll articulate both Christian and non-Christian worldviews.
  4. You’ll learn from some of today’s most trusted Bible scholars, among them Drs. Warren Gage and Sam Lamerson.
  5. You’ll explore the curriculum’s works with the world’s finest exegetical software—Logos 5.

Much More than Your Average Seminary Degree

With the MACCS, you’ll develop more than just an excellent understanding of Scripture. You’ll develop historical perspective, a philosophical habit of mind, moral imagination, and rhetorical skill. Here’s one pastor’s account of the MACCS’ richness:

Study Free with the Francis Schaeffer Scholarship!

Knox is offering one comprehensive scholarship and one hundred partial scholarships for a total of more than $200,000! Learn more and enter to win at KnoxSeminary.edu—it’s fast and simple.

You’ll deepen your love for the Gospel and get classical training for modern ministry with Knox’s online MACCS. To learn more or apply now, call 1-800-210-6466 or visit SeminaryDegreesOnline.com/Degrees/MACCS.

Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection

Act now and you’ll get all 13 volumes of Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection for over 20% off the regular price.

As Christians, we must grasp the exegetical and theological issues of Paul’s letters to powerfully and persuasively teach the New Testament. If only you had the time you need to get to know these 13 books inside and out, to be aware of all the issues, and to understand Paul’s writings, individually and collectively. Thanks to the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection, you do have time—because we’ve done all the research for you.

Among the apostles, Paul and his dramatic conversion reveal God’s redemptive work at its most dramatic. God worked both in and through Paul, to transform him and to spread the Gospel. Paul not only risked his life to establish churches throughout the ancient world, he was also used by God to author much of what would become the New Testament. From the road to Damascus to a Roman prison and every missionary journey in between, the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection empowers you to interpret some of the most theologically crucial chapters of the Bible. Each volume immerses you so completely in the Scripture that even familiar passages disclose new lessons and applications. For complex issues—and there are more than we can count in Paul’s letters—we’ll guide you through and provide links to additional resources in your Logos library.

The Lexham Bible Guides direct you to the best commentaries for the subject you’re researching. The Paul’s Letters Collection offers a complete introduction to each literary unit of each book, helping you hone in on more thorough research in a fraction of the time you usually spend searching commentaries and other resources. They provide an overview of each passage’s structure, its place within the book and the canon, major issues within the passage, key word studies, and applications to help you present this depth of research in a way that’s relevant for your faith community—including customizable slides to use in your presentations.

Each volume provides you with the tools you need to find answers quickly. The collection summarizes content from resources throughout your Logos library and organizes it in an easy-to-follow format, guiding you deeper in your study of Paul’s letters:

When you order the Lexham Bible Guide: Paul’s Letters Collection, Lexham Bible Guide: Ephesians will automatically download once orders are processed. The remaining volumes will download automatically as they are released. You’ll benefit from this collection now and for years to come.